On May 19, 2022, Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO; NYSE: CCJ) and Orano Canada Inc. (Orano) completed the acquisition of Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd.'s 7.875% participating interest in the Cigar Lake Joint Venture for approximately $187 million.
Cameco's ownership stake in the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan now stands at 54.547%, 4.522 percentage points higher than it was prior to the transaction, while Orano's interest is 40.453%, an increase of 3.353 percentage points from its previous share. TEPCO Resources Inc. retains the remaining 5% interest in the property.
Cameco, headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is one of the largest global providers of the uranium fuel needed to energize a clean-air world. Cigar Lake is the world's largest high-grade uranium mine.